Eskom employees held hostage and forced to unlawfully restore supply

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Eskom employees held hostage and forced to unlawfully restore supply


Eskom has condemned a hostage incident in Zonkizizwe, Ekhurhuleni where its employees were forced by customers to unlawfully restore supply.

Eskom is currently implementing load reduction in many high-density areas in Gauteng that are prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism of electricity infrastructure.

The power utility explained the illegal connections cause extreme network overloading, power failures, and damage to its infrastructure.
 

wingnut771

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Useless article. I want to know why you allow certain articles no comments. Most of the articles where you do allow comments are either repeats or useless information. Open them all for comments. See if you have what it takes.
i've been noticing that too, most of the articles coming out these days doesn't have a forum link anymore.

what's going on here mybroadband?
 

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Honestly how stupid is Eksdom? . . . . . wait nevermind

By now you would think these twats would have realized that sending in workers to cut power off from a bunch of desperate people in the middle of a township is very much a bad idea! They need some kind of security measure like armed transport or military/police detail to ensure safety of the workers who are assigned these kinds of duties. By now it should be quite obvious?
 

Shaun108

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Honestly how stupid is Eksdom? . . . . . wait nevermind

By now you would think these twats would have realized that sending in workers to cut power off from a bunch of desperate people in the middle of a township is very much a bad idea! They need some kind of security measure like armed transport or military/police detail to ensure safety of the workers who are assigned these kinds of duties. By now it should be quite obvious?
As my drunken fat boer friend always says, it goes something like : "As jy nie luister, dan moet jy foel"
 

StevenC

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Eskom should send them out armed with some high amperage tasers, anyone soeking kak gets all the electricity they need for the rest of their lives.
 

The_MAC

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Honestly how stupid is Eksdom? . . . . . wait nevermind

By now you would think these twats would have realized that sending in workers to cut power off from a bunch of desperate people in the middle of a township is very much a bad idea! They need some kind of security measure like armed transport or military/police detail to ensure safety of the workers who are assigned these kinds of duties. By now it should be quite obvious?
One of the techies lives in the area...
 

RedViking

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Useless article. I want to know why you allow certain articles no comments. Most of the articles where you do allow comments are either repeats or useless information. Open them all for comments. See if you have what it takes.
It is because it is a tech forum and not a news24 forum. Nothing stops you from posting an article in the news section. Or just comment in one of the other 1000 existing Eskom threads.
 

LCBXX

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Load Reduction: cutting supply because you cannot stop those stealing from you.

Only in Africa.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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These employees got to experience what the paying electricity consumer has had to put up with for the last decade and a bit
 
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